Representative Lamar Smith's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 21
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5/25/16 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Smith, Hearing on Science of Zika: The DNA of an Epidemic 5/25/16 Experts Agree: Zika Requires Travel Restrictions 5/04/16 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - CARC Report 5/02/16 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment 3/17/16 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research 3/10/16 Smith: VA Reports "Discouraging But Not Surprising' 2/26/16 House Members to UN Official - Abortion is Not the Answer to Zika Virus 2/18/16 President Signs Smith Dyslexia Bill Into Law 2/10/16 Speaker Signs Smith Dyslexia Bill 2/03/16 Smith, Cruz, Cornyn Lead Coalition in Support of Texas HB 2 10/26/15 Bipartisan READ Act Provides Millions with Dyslexia a Brighter Future 10/26/15 Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act 10/08/15 Dyslexia Research, National Interest Bills Pass Committee with Bipartisan Support 9/18/15 Smith Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood 7/30/15 Smith Votes to Keep Promises to Veterans 7/13/15 Smith Bill Supports Dyslexia Research 6/08/15 Recognizing the University of Texas System for their Outstanding Achievements 3/16/15 Letter to Tom Price, Chairman of the Committee on the Budget, and Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member of the Committee on the Budget - Addressing the Needs of Special Needs Children 3/04/15 Smith Supports Bills to Increase Choice and Accountability at the VA 1/28/15 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Data Mining of HealthCare.gov 1/28/15 Letter to Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy - Data Mining of HealthCare.gov 1/28/15 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services - Data Mining of HealthCare.gov 1/22/15 Smith, Brownley to Lead Dyslexia Caucus in the 114th Congress 1/01/15 Issue Position: Health Care 11/17/14 House Approves Bipartisan Low-Dose Radiation Research Bill 11/12/14 Smith Congratulates Nationally Recognized Texas Health Facilities 11/11/14 Smith: America is Stronger Because of Sacrifices 10/30/14 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - HHS Response to Ebola Crisis 10/24/14 Smith Briefed on Ebola Response at Fort Sam Houston 10/19/14 Smith Statement on Ebola Response Training at Fort Sam Houston 10/17/14 Smith Says Texas Succeeds Where Federal Government Failed on Ebola 10/16/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Calling for Ebola Travel Ban 10/16/14 Smith Supports Travel Ban to Stop Spread of Ebola 10/02/14 Smith Statement on U.S. Ebola Case 7/30/14 Smith: VA Bill Balances Accessibility and Accountability 7/24/14 Members Question Astronauts Live Aboard International Space Station 7/17/14 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Policies to Spur Innovative Medical Breakthroughs from Laboratories to Patients 6/26/14 Smith: Technologies Can Prevent Infections at VA Hospitals 6/26/14 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Technology for Patient Safety at Veterans Hospitals 6/10/14 Smith Supports Veterans Access to Care Act 6/09/14 Smith Responds to VA Audit 6/06/14 Smith Meets with Acting VA Secretary Sloan D. Gibson 6/04/14 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veteran Affairs- VA IG Integrity of Investigation 5/28/14 IG Confirms Investigation into Texas VA Facilities 5/22/14 Media Ignores That the Administration Knew About VA Problems 5/21/14 Smith Supports VA Bill 5/13/14 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs- Calls for IG Investigation of Central Texas VA Facilities Following Allegations of Misconduct 3/27/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan 2/03/14 President Wrong on Marijuana 11/22/13 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate

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